78 Tasting Notes
um, so this is beautiful. is that weird to say? I wasn’t going to get this because of the price, but I probably ordered it while in a sleep-deprived fugue, and then it showed up and I was like ???? guess SOMEONE has to drink this, and since I’m the only tea drinker here, it had to be me. the indignity.
the dry leaves are like the dried remains of some lovecraftian beast, long and pointy and full of doom. I don’t know how to describe the smell, other than complexly delightful, which again is weird since describing the leaves as lovecraftian and full of doom. delightful. BUT DAMN FRIENDS, this was chocolatey, malty, and beautiful and I’m gonna have to save the rest for a Special Occasion. this is Special Occasion tea. also good for watching-the-rain-with-your-cat days.
I woke up at 1PM today. 1PM. that is craziness and I don’t know how that happened, but even waking up at such a late hour I felt so groggy. this was a sample from the July Sipsby box and it was alright, I put a bit of almond milk in it because who knows and enjoyed it with a stroopwafel. and because I’m a klutz, I also spilled about a tablespoon of the leaves on the floor! THE FLOOR where my cat drags little tiny bits of litter everywhere! so, those leaves ended up being sacrifice to the old ones, who I hope enjoy a brisk tea.